Officer exposed to fentanyl during arrest

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MANCHESTER, NH —Officer William Dann was exposed to fentanyl while making an arrest at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday during a motor vehicle stop.

Officer Dann stopped a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Second Street shortly after observing the male operator narrowly miss another vehicle as he turned onto Second Street from West Hancock Street.

Once stopped, Officer Dann noticed a female passenger switch seats with the male before the officer exited his police cruiser.

Edmund Glover, 26, of Concord, was in the passenger seat and ultimately arrested, charged with disobeying a police officer.

The officer located an open sugar packet inside of Glover’s pocket, but soon realized the sugar packet contained illegal drugs instead of sugar. While checking the substance inside, Officer Dann was exposed to the contents and immediately began to feel nauseous.

Glover was transported to police headquarters while Officer Dann was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation. Officer Dann was medically cleared a short time later, even though the substance he was exposed to tested presumptive positive for fentanyl.

Glover was additionally charged with possession of a controlled drug and is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on October 16, 2018. A female passenger was released from the scene and was not charged in the incident.

This is the second time in a week that a Manchester officer has come into contact with fentanyl. On Oct. 13 police were forced to evacuate the Cumberland Farms convenience store after a small bag containing suspected fentanyl burst ooen. A company was called in to decontaminate the store, and precautions were taken by officers as well.